Solve the Corporate Innovation Problem – ENGAGE the organization

frankmattes Advisory, Thought Leadership

This is the seventh post in our series about the Corporate Innovation Problem™: Despite heavy investments into innovation, returns are not satisfying. (Note: For easier readability we will skip the ™-sign in the rest of the article). The series started HERE. With this post, we show the ways companies can positively address a core root cause; what we call the …

The Corporate Innovation Problem: Three root causes

frankmattes Advisory, Thought Leadership

This is the sixth post in our series about what we call the ‘Corporate Innovation Problem™’ and how to solve it. The series started HERE. With this post, we show the root causes of the Corporate Innovation Problem™. We have coined this term (Note: For easier readability we skip the ™ sign in the rest of the text) for the …

The Corporate Innovation Problem™: Nailing it down

frankmattes Advisory, Thought Leadership

This is the fifth post in our series about what we call the “Corporate Innovation problem” and how to solve it. The series started HERE. With this post, we show how the Corporate Innovation Problem™ manifests. We have coined this term (Note: For easier readability we skip the ™-sign in the rest of the text) for the fact that despite …

Industry-sector priorities in designing the Fuzzy Front-End

frankmattes Advisory, Thought Leadership

In our last posts we have built a case that large organizations should invest energy in actively designing their early phase of the innovation process – the so-called “Fuzzy Front-End” (FFE) in a way that it delivers meaningful and promising innovation ideas and concepts. It is emerging practice that there are some key design parameters (see our last post for more …

Four parts that make up excellence in the Fuzzy Front-End

frankmattes Advisory, Thought Leadership

In this series of articles we have built a case that large organizations should now focus their innovation efforts on correctly organizing their Innovation Front End – the place which is inherently ambiguous, but also the region of greatest potential. The term “Fuzzy Front-End” (FFE) refers to the early innovation phase where “fuzzy” refers to the fact that not all …

For innovation power, R&D spend is not enough

frankmattes Advisory, Thought Leadership

In the last article, we explored the problem with managing the so-called fuzzy front-end of the innovation funnel.  It’s a region that is by definition uncertain, but also full of opportunity for companies if they want to really enhance their innovation results. Innovation is on top of the agenda Study after study shows that “innovation” has a premier spot on …